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The category applies to political, diplomatic, economic and military intelligence services of the Second World War, their strategies, doctrines, tactics and operations. Also included are the Second World War intelligence and espionage organisations, their sub-units and unit personnel involved in espionage or military intelligence, their equipment, and counter-intelligence operations such as strategic, deception and field intelligence.(Wikipedia)
The Military Intelligence Service (Japanese: 陸軍情報部) was a World War II U.S. military unit consisting of two branches, the Japanese American Unit described here and the German-Austrian Unit based at Camp Ritchie, described partly in Ritchie Boys. The unit described here was primarily composed of Japanese-American Nisei, who were trained as linguists. Graduates of the MIS language school (MISLS) were attached to other military units to provide translation, interpretation, and interrogation services.
The MISLS (initially known as the Fourth Army Intelligence School) began operation in November 1941, about a month before the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The school initially operated at Crissy Field in San Francisco, but moved to Savage, Minnesota in 1942. There were more than 6000 graduates of MISLS.
The first MISLS students came from the army, but later students were also recruited from Japanese internment camps. MIS members attached to the joint Australian/American Allied Translator and Interpreter…